New York City

Tony loves the energy and the soul of the city but he detests the touristy amusement park that it's becoming. Tony sets off on a quest to rediscover why he so loves this concrete jungle.

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Trapeze class at New York Trapeze School

Tony attempts to show his inner New Yorker by taking on a challenge -- trapeze lessons.

Hudson River Park, along West Side Highway

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Prune

Tony and well-known chefs Eric Ripert and Scott Bryan retreat to one of their favorite dining spots, Prune. They indulge in radishes and butter, along with roasted bone marrow and prawns in anchovy butter.

54 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

 
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Spotted Pig

Tony joins some chef friends at this popular NYC restaurant and bar. He enjoyed a delicious meal of capozelle (roasted head of lamb) fit for a chef.

314 West 11th Street, New York, NY

 
See & Do
West Side Pistol & Rifle Range

Tony and Famous Fat Dave, his cabbie friend, take out some aggression -- and work up an appetite -- at the West Side Rifle/Pistol Range. Perhaps Tony has a new career in his future?

20 West 20th Street, New York, NY

 
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National Nightclub

After their meal at Cafe Glechik, Tony, Gary and Helena head over to National Nightclub to enjoy some authentic Russian nightclub music and dancing.

273 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235

 
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Gray's Papaya

Tony and Fat Dave stop in for a quick NYC treat (papaya drink and hot dogs) at one of Tony's favorite haunts.

539 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

 
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Ali's Kebab Cafe

Tony and Andrew Zimmern meet up in Queens at Ali's Kebab Cafe to sample several items, including beef shank with cow's foot, sweetbreads and brains cooked with caper sauce and lemon, testicles cooked with portobello mushrooms.

25-12 Steinway Street, Queens, NY 11103

 
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Cafe Glechik

Tony, along with friends Gary and Helena, enjoys a traditional Russian meal at this Coney Island institution consisting of green borscht, rabbit in white wine sauce and palmeni (mini raviolis stuffed with meat and cheese).

3159 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235

 

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